From the best down home food recipes in North Carolina to dining and chef profiles, Our State magazine captures the flavor of North Carolina.

Classic Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is a staple of any Southern summer function. Before your next get-together, make this recipe that will...

El’s Drive-In in Morehead City Serves Classic Carhop Cuisine

At El's, the drive-in hasn't given way to the drive-thru.

6 Farm-to-Table Restaurants to Try This Summer

With the promise of summer comes a bounty of produce integrated into the dishes at NC farm-to-table restaurants. Try...

Blackened Fish Tacos with Carolina Peach Salsa

Satisfying and easy to make, these fish tacos topped with peach salsa are perfect for a summer supper.

Peach Tea Cocktail

At the height of summer, nothing tastes better than fresh peaches — that is, until you add them to...

Fried Green Tomato Sauce Recipes

Making fried green tomatoes couldn’t be easier: Simply slice a couple of large green tomatoes, dip them first in...

Squash Blossom Recipes

These golden blooms are both beautiful and delicious, and you might even have some growing in your backyard.

Wilmington’s manna Serves Up Heaven-Sent Cocktails

Like its biblical namesake, Wilmington’s manna restaurant is hard to categorize. But somehow, its offerings are exactly what you...

An Ode to the Icebox Cake

Timeless, seasonless, and (shh) technically cakeless, this dessert involves no oven, and no pretensions.